Single (circle) hook information resources

 

This page provides links to information sources worldwide on single (circle) hook research, studies, and jurisdictions where fishing regulations require their use. Help us develop this as an authoritative information source for recreational anglers and commercial sea fisheries alike.

 

Recreational angling  - single hooks

USA:

Peer-reviewed studies - barbless single hooks for wild salmonid conservation

 

Circle hooks

International:

USA:

Single (circle) hook regulations

Recreational angling catch and release guidance

Australia:

UK:

(Northern) Ireland:

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Canada:

International:

Commercial sea fishery circle hook by-catch initiatives

  • WWF - Circle hooks to reduce by-catch without affecting target species
  • WWF and IATTC - Bycatch Initiative: Eastern Pacific Programme
  • ISSF - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation's' conservation measure 3.6: ‘Transactions with vessels implementing best practices for sharks and sea turtles’
  • (whilst circle hooks are not specifically referenced, their use is consistent with UN-Sustainable Development Goal 14 – ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’
     
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